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Comment on Misleading Metrics: A New List on This Blog by RMS

Thanks for the reply, Jeffrey. I didn’t realize this was not the actual page of the list.

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Comment on Misleading Metrics by Alex SL

This is a good addition to the site but I am wondering about criteria 2, 3 and 5 because they also apply to Thompson Reuters. And yes, correct me if I am wrong, but that appears to include criterion 3....

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Comment on Misleading Metrics: A New List on This Blog by Jeremy

Hindawi is a fake bogus publishing house. Can you please include it in your list, sir?

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Comment on Misleading Metrics: A New List on This Blog by Jeffrey Beall

I disagree. Hindawi is NOT on my list.

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Comment on Misleading Metrics: A New List on This Blog by Xion yuen

I object to your statement that: “The journal does not have an authentic impact factor assigned by Thomson Reuters.” All companies are bogus, including Thomson Reuters. You are continuously doing the...

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Comment on Greedy Indian Publisher Charges Authors and Readers, Requires...

What is wrong if they are charging a small amount for publication of the paper?

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Comment on Greedy Indian Publisher Charges Authors and Readers, Requires...

If you want to pay to submit a paper to a publisher that only makes its articles available through subscriptions, that lies by saying all universities have access, and that takes your copyright, go...

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Comment on Misleading Metrics: A New List on This Blog by Jeffrey Beall

You missed the point. The journal was trying to mislead people to think that it had a real impact factor, that is, one assigned by Thomson Reuters. In fact, it does not. This conversation is not about...

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Comment on David Publishing: Flipping Its Model by ‘History Research’:...

[…] quick Google search reveals lots of academics worrying about this publisher: see here (Scholarly Open Access’s watch list) and here (Brian Leiter’s philosophy […]

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Comment on Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2013 by sumanth

Thank you for your time and the informative reply.

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Comment on Misleading Metrics: A New List on This Blog by Jeffrey Beall

It looks very low quality. I have added it to my backlog. There are about ten new journals like this appearing from India each week, and unfortunately, I no longer have the time to analyze them all.

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Comment on Misleading Metrics: A New List on This Blog by Bill White

Yes, misleading metrics, indeed, including the traditional impact factor itself! Again, see a recent paper about it here:http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11948-014-9517-0 Why there should be...

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Comment on New Madras-Based Publisher is a Laugh a Minute by Mark

Oh, and let’s not forget their logo, which is royalty-free clip art:http://www.clipartof.com/portfolio/seamartini/illustration/blue-quill-pen-and-open-book-1146282.html

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Comment on Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers (2nd...

[…] Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers […]

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Comment on LIST OF PUBLISHERS by A Guide to Looking Smart on the Internet:...

[…] Beall’s List: Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers […]

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Comment on Chinese Publisher MDPI Added to List of Questionable Publishers by...

Hmm, it seems about the time this came out, I was finishing up as a guest editor with the journal Entropy. I certainly tried to live up to the job and took a very active roll in the reviewing process...

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Comment on Under Pressure, MDPI Tries to Clean House, Retracts Paper by Wayne...

Admittedly, a key word search would have shown MathSciNet, but that can be for more prosaic reasons that it was missed. The editor does acknowledge the presence of the 2005 information.

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Comment on Misleading Metrics: A New List on This Blog by tekija

Today got a mail from http://www.peertechz.com/index Not on the list – as new ones are literally popping up quicker than one can evaluate them, a list of journals that have passed you scrutiny is...

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Comment on Lambert Academic Publishing: A Must to Avoid by Nica

I perfectly agree with Dan. First of all, it can be agreed with that LAP is neither Oxford University Publishing, nor Harvard & Co. and we all know and we knew before signing the rights and...

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Comment on Chinese Publisher MDPI Added to List of Questionable Publishers by...

I agree that the implications of the article are surely misleading. I can hardly think that sugar is benign. However, the graph itself might be informative in the sense that consumption has probably...

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